Woman's body found in Tullamore

Gardai are treating the discovery of a 71-year-old woman's body in Tullamore this morning as a tragic incident.

The discovery was reportedly made by a neighbour in the Cappincur area at approximately 10.30 this morning (Thursday).

The scene was preserved for a forensic examination and assistant state pathologist Dr Michael Curtis was called to the scene.

A Gardai spokesperson said a post mortem is to take place later this evening.